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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 30, 2009 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dawg magic

Hey D! Saw the two of them last fall at this time too! Outside, third row or so--fantastic show! Never realized how far back the two of them went...also saw the Winter bros last month and loved them too. So, we are joined in some cosmic sense as well.

Glad to hear how much it affected you...wife and I loved the Winter bros almost as much as Clap and Winwood. Best thing about JS & DG was informal, upclose venue...

Very cool.

As for your dad, my heartfelt sympathies...lost mine a few yrs back, but much more significant was my brother, who introduced me to Grisman in the 70s...I can't listen to him now without thinking of his passing, as it was well before his time, but so glad to hear of how this show was at such a time for you as to have brought a smile when you needed it most.

Have a peaceful night.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-10-31 04:33:53

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 30, 2009 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dawg magic

It would have been great if Edgar had been there!
The first part of the show was James Montgomery and his band. I was unfamiliar with him although he put out his first record in 1973. He is quite a showman and a wicked harp player to boot. His guitarist was real good too – they all were – but the sound seemed, how to put it? Too big maybe, unbalanced and loud. I know from many past shows at this theater that the acoustics can be great – for instance Dickie Betts was very loud, but each instrument stood out clearly. Grisman and Sebastian were clear as a bell.
After 45 minutes or so J. Geils came out and joined them. Anyone expecting some hits from the JG Band would have been disappointed, because he just played sweet lead blues guitar. After a short intermission Johnny came out with his band. Man, he is quite frail, it was a bit sad. But boy he still can play! As a guitarist I found inspiration in his playing style (with a thumb pick.) Again I thought the sound could have been better, but I’m glad I took the opportunity to see him. You know I probably wouldn’t have done that but for you sir.

Clapton and Winwood – that’s something that binds my brother and me – I doubt I would have fallen for Jerry if it were not for my brother – and thank you kind William.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 31, 2009 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dawg magic

First of my condolences on the loss of you father but it brings a big smile to my face to hear your story on how you spent the aftermath. That sounds like a sweet show indeed, despite the sound issues, and can't think of a better way to celebrate his passing to the next place, then the way you did.
James Montgomery in particular is an old favorite and was one of the first bands that first got me into live music over recorded at the ripe ol' age of 14. Here's to the magic